Spring Quinoa Fruit Salad – Manjula’s Kitchen

Spring Quinoa Fruit Salad

Spring Quinoa Fruit Salad just perfect for the start of Spring! This is a vibrant, fresh fruit salad with quinoa and homemade ginger and lemon dressing. It is the perfect go-to recipe if you are looking for something simple, light and refreshing in this warmer weather. The quinoa and fruit make it a healthy choice for those who want to eat clean. It also makes for a beautiful presentation, with the watermelon, mangoes, and avocado!

Ingredients

  • 2
    cup
    spring salad
    (this is mix of several greens)
  • 1/3
    cup
    quinoa
    (cooked quinoa is cooked just like rice)
  • 1
    cup
    watermelon
    (cut into byte size cubes)
  • 1
    cup
    mango
    (cut into byte size cubes)
  • 1/2
    cup
    cucumber
    (cut into byte size cubes)
  • 1/2
    avocado
    (cut in small pieces )

For Dressing

  • 1
    Tbsp
    vinegar
    (I am using rice vinegar)
  • 1
    Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1
    Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1
    tsp
    sugar
  • 1/2
    tsp
    salt
  • 1/4
    tsp
    black pepper
  • 1
    tsp
    ginger juice*

Method

  1. For dressing: add all the dressing ingredients together mix it well making sure sugar is dissolved. Set aside. * To make ginger juice shred the ginger using fine shredder or zester and squeeze the juice with fingers.

  2. Cook the quinoa like rice 1-part quinoa to 2 parts of water. After quinoa and water comes to boil reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until all the water has been absorbed, this will take about 12 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  3. In a salad bowl layered all the ingredients, spread the greens, watermelon, mango n cucumber, avocado sprinkle the quinoa and drizzle the salad dressing. 

Recipe Notes

Suggestions:  use your choice of fruits, salad measurements are just for suggestion,

Quinoa, can be prepared in advance, I make quinoa always extra and I use the quinoa with almost every salad I make.

Salad dressing also can be prepare in advance, this is very light dressing. I make this dressing in large quantity, I always have ready to use.

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